Talking with Houlin Zhao, 2015 Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), World-leading ICT Executive Authority

This week, I am sharing an exclusive conversation with Houlin Zhao. This week also has the ITU making this announcement: — Geneva, 30 March 2015 – The second conference preparatory meeting (CPM) for the forthcoming World Radiocommunication Conference is currently in session in Geneva. Over 1100 delegates from ITU’s 193 Member States and the private sector are examining…


Chat with Elim Kay, Top Pioneering Innovator, Young Entrepreneur, International Board Director, Notable C-level Executive

This week, I have an exclusive interview with Elim Kay. Elim Kay is Co-Founder and COO of Zaka Inc., a consumer/business technology and analytics company. He has been involved with technology startup ventures since 2002. Through a private partnership, he acquired the then-small online community, ClubLexus.com in 2002 and served as Managing Director until its…


David Cheng, Top–Ranking Pioneering Chairman, Software Developer, and World Innovation Technology Leader and Entrepreneur

This week, Stephen Ibaraki has an exclusive interview with David Cheng. David Cheng can be described as a chronic entrepreneur and an angel investor passionate about helping technology startups. He is currently the CEO of Zaka, a mobile and social CRM for SME. David is an angel investor in several startups and an active board…


Chat with Adrian Schofield, International Leader in ICT, Accreditation, Certification and Research

This week, I have an exclusive interview with Adrian Schofield. Born in the south of England, Adrian began his career in the petroleum industry and later moved into casino administration. Adrian emigrated to Southern Africa in 1981 (acquiring South African citizenship in the new democracy), where he worked in casino management, financial computer systems, payroll…


United Nations (UNESCO)-founded International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) News impacting you

Here are a sample of news updates from IFIP: – Message from the President, Leon Strous – 2014 World CIO Forum November 2014 held in Xi’an China – 23rd World Computer Congress Oct 4-7, 2015 Daejeon South Korea – News from IFIP’s Italian member AICA – IP3 News – CIPS BC Victoria luncheon with BC…


Professor Tetsuro Kakeshita, International Leader in Computer Science Education, Accreditation and Certification

This week, Stephen Ibaraki has an exclusive interview with Professor Tetsuro Kakeshita. Tetsuro Kakeshita received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Kyushu University in 1989. Currently he is an associate professor at Saga University, Japan. His major research interests include quantitative analysis of ICT education and ICT certification, and complexity analysis of database and…


Chat with Hendrik Deckers, Managing Director and Founder of CIONET (4400 executives), World-Renowned Top-ranking Executive and ICT Authority

Hendrik Deckers is the Managing Director and founder of CIONET, the biggest community of IT executives in Europe. In this role he is responsible, together with his team, for expanding CIONET into new markets and for the development of new and existing services. Bringing together over 4400 CIOs, CTO's and IT directors from wide ranging…


Journal: ITU WSIS Geneva, Think Tank LA, PACE Washington DC, IFIP GA Vienna, IEA GIS New York, FEAPO LA, World CIO Forum Beijing, EU E-Skills Brussels

I am travelling much of this year and providing an update of my activities. The resulting articles and interviews will provides insights to you as IT executives to ensure you have the latest information to support your work and the goals of your organization. In January I was invited by the US Embassy to be…


Chat with Yasas Abeywickrama Global Top Young Business, IT Professional, Entrepreneur and Author

Yasas V. Abeywickrama was recognised in 2003 by CIMA (UK) as an up and coming business leader for the future. In 2009 he was named the Young Professional of the Year by Professions Australia. In 2011, Yasas was recognised with a TOYP award (Ten Outstanding Young Persons). Yasas has enjoyed a distinguished career thus far,…


Andy Chen, President and CEO Catronic, Past CTO and Vice President Ontario Power Generation

Andy Chen, P. Eng. President & CEO, Catronic Computer Consultant Services Inc. Andy Chen is a senior business advisor for several leading global consulting firms and enterprise software vendors. Andy has over 30 years of experience in utility sectors specializing in Nuclear Power Generation. For the past five years, Andy has been assisting leading global…